EDWARDSVILLE — The Edwardsville school District 7 school board on Monday evening approved a new two-year contract with the Edwardsville Education Association and three-year pact with the Edwardsville Federation of Secretarial Employees.
Raises of 4 percent for two consecutive years, plus one-time bonuses, are included in both collective bargaining agreements.
The EEA contract runs from the beginning of the 2023-24 school year (Aug. 14, 2023), to the start of the 2025-26 school year. The EEA ratified the agreement on May 16, according to District 7.
This pact includes approximately 510 certified members.
As part of the contract:
The increases as stated above also include exempt employees and administrators.
The contract will cost the district about $2 million annually over two years.
The board of education approved the contract unanimously with Terri Dalla Riva, Jennifer Brumback, John McDole, Kristen Pfund, Lynne Sanderson, Bob Paty and Jill Bertels voting “yes.”
The EFSE three-year collective bargaining agreement runs from July 1, 2023, until June 30, 2026, and members of the EFSE already have ratified the contract. Their current contract was to expire June 30, 2024.
According to the district, the board of education and EFSE wanted to approve a longer term extension and therefore opened the current agreement.
Those covered under the new agreement are more than 50 members of the district’s secretarial staff.
The pact includes:
Under this agreement, the district will pay approximately $100,000 more per year over the three years agreed upon.
Again, the school board unanimously approved the contract.